Women's History Month: Capt. Angela Fisher

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  • By Captain Nicole Wirth
  • 17th Training Wing

During Women’s History Month we are highlighting outstanding Goodfellow women. These women willingly answered just a few questions to share details about their personal journey, as well as thoughts on leadership and success. 

This week’s highlight is Capt. Angela Fisher, 17th Training Wing military justice chief. 

What is your Job?

I am the Chief of Military Justice in the 17th Training Wing legal office.

What is the impact of your job here at Goodfellow?

I advise squadron and group commanders on all matters related to military justice, including courts-martial, non-judicial punishment, and administrative discipline. I also provide legal assistance to active duty, retirees, and dependents on various civil matters.

What female public figure, past or present, inspires you and why?

The women who inspire me most are the ones I encounter in my everyday life. If I had to choose a public figure I would choose Simone Biles. Her extreme talent, tenacity, grace, and composure at such a young age and with all she has gone through inspires me greatly.

What qualities make a great female leader?

To me, the best female leaders are authentic. They are not trying to be someone or something they are not.

What is a piece of advice you can give to women today?

One of the best pieces of advice I ever received as a young professional was that when someone looks down upon you or underestimates you, you should always see that as an opportunity instead of an attack on who you are or what you have accomplished.

What is something you would like the next generation to know?

I think about my answer to this question on a daily basis because I have a young daughter. There is so much to say here, but I’ll try to keep it brief. I’d like the female leaders of tomorrow to know that their dreams are never out of reach. I want young women to know and believe there is no box they have to fit in and no ceiling on what they can accomplish.

What is one crazy or unique fact about yourself?

I was about twenty minutes and one traffic jam away from being born in the car! My parents barely made it to the hospital and into the room before I arrived.